La nouvelle architecture. Die neue Architektur. The new architecture. Troisième édition.
Erlenbach-Zürich, Les Editions d’Architecture 1947.
Oblong small folio. (8) + 228pp, many photo ills and plans. Publisher’s cloth, worn at head of spine and at outer corners. Last two leaves with central crease. Bookplate of Sylvia S.Cole, 1948.
Roth’s La Nouvelle Architecture, first published in 1940, provided its readers with twenty representative examples of the work of architects of the international modern movement, including buildings by Le Corbusier, Neutra, Aalto and architects in Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy and Japan. The selection was deliberately made to stress the suitability of modern movement architecture for the new social order and was left unaltered in each subsequent edition, giving the buildings originally chosen a quite unanticipated prestige among admirers of the style. There is a trilingual text in French, German and English, and the typographic design of the book was by Max Bill.